Animal Husbandry Manager
Seeding Africa is a charitable organization founded by Africans on the continent and in the
Diaspora. The main aim of this organization is to source and supply organic seeds to local farming
communities on the continent to feed its people, thus Feeding our Future. So that these
communities can produce a much-needed consumable and make a profit for their own growth
and sustainability. We are looking for an Animal Husbandry Manager to join our team on a
Required Skills and Abilities
As an Animal Husbandry manager is responsible for the daily operations of the animal facility, internal systems, policies & procedures, and the facility staff. The Manager of Husbandry provides leadership, oversight, and long-range planning to ensure that all areas are operating at the highest standard possible.
Graduation from a vocational or technical school plus 5-7 years of related experience or
equivalent combination of education & experience
Experience managing a laboratory animal facilities
Demonstrated supervisory knowledge, including motivational techniques and
professional development/training methods
Demonstrated program management knowledge including basic statistical methods,
budget development and oversight, and knowledge of local, state and federal
regulations for the workplace
Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to helping others reach their full
Ability to work in an emotionally taxing field – a positive attitude and sense of humour
Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends
Ability to stay standing or active during the entire shift
Ability to lift and carry objects and animals of up to 50 lbs
Ability to lift, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, push, and other strenuous activities
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the daily operations of the animal facility from husbandry and regulatory
Responsible for the hiring, supervising, coaching, and training of animal welfare
workers, providing regular, on-going feedback and timely evaluations.
Monitors safety compliance for staff, visitors, and vendors. Addresses employee
Interface with primary investigators and research staff to troubleshoot and resolve
problems related to facilities, husbandry, and animal care. Provide orientation and
training for existing and new users of the facility, providing information, and services.
Maintain and archive records related to facility activities, census, and animal
procurement using computer-based software.
Order feed, bedding, supplies, and equipment in support of animal facility